Portland, ME – For the first time in their two decades of brewing, Allagash Brewing Company has released a wild beer fermented with Brettanomyces yeast in a 4-pack of 12oz bottles.
“We love the citrusy, fruity notes of hoppy beers, and we love beers fermented with wild yeasts like Brettanomyces,” said brewmaster Jason Perkins. “When we piloted the dry-hopped, wild-fermented Little Brett, it quickly became one of our employee favorites. Now we’re excited to share it in a bottle for the first time.”
Little Brett is both hopped and dry-hopped with 100% Mosaic hops and is completely fermented in stainless with the Allagash house strain of Brettanomyces yeast.
“The flavor characteristics that come out, like pineapple and mango, highlight a few of the wonderful aspects of our house Brettanomyces yeast strain,” said brewer Evan Culver.
This beer originated several years ago as part of the Allagash Brewing Company pilot program, which enables any employee in any department to propose an idea for a new beer and have the opportunity to brew selected ideas on a 10 gallon pilot system.
“Having this beer start out on our small pilot system and making its way up into the big 75 barrel brewhouse has been a feeling that I can’t possibly explain,” said Culver.
Little Brett begins shipping to the entire Allagash Brewing Company distribution footprint May 16.
About Little Brett
- Availability: Shipping one time only in May 2016
- Package Size: 12oz 4 Pack, 1/6 BBL kegs
- ABV: 4.8%
- Grains: Allagash 2-Row Blend
- Hops: Mosaic
- Yeast: House Brettanomyces
- Tasting notes: Little Brett is a hazy, straw-colored beer featuring an aroma bursting with pineapple and notes of bread crust. Pineapple continues through the flavor along with fresh grass and mango notes. A mild tartness in the finish is nicely balanced with bright hop notes.
About Allagash Brewing Company
Allagash was founded by Rob Tod in 1995, and has grown from a one-man operation into one of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in U.S. (by sales volume) and a spot on Maine’s Best Places to Work list for three years running. Allagash brews Belgian inspired beers and is best known for its flagship beer, Allagash White. Allagash has won many national and international awards in its 20 years, and is viewed as a leader of innovative brewing techniques in the craft beer world. Environmental and social responsibility is a core value at Allagash, and they are constantly working to lessen the environmental impact of their operations. Allagash distributes beer in 17 states and DC.